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Beer Available At Champaneís Wine Cellars (arranged by most recent)
Clown Shoes Royal Standard 93, Lagunitas Sonoma Farmhouse Hop Stoopid 100, Stone Pale Ale 96, Humboldt Black Xantus 99, Rochefort Trappistes 8 100, Bells Lager of the Lakes , Alaskan White Ale 44, Harpoon Summer Beer 31, B. Nektar Zombie Killer 98, Shortís Soft Parade 66, Evil Twin Freudian Slip 97, Shortís Superfluid 95, Weyerbacher Tiny 98, Humboldt 500 BC 95, B. Nektar The Dudeís Rug 82, B. Nektar Slice of Life 89, Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 99, Anchor IPA 92, Alaskan Freeride APA 88, Alaskan Amber 79
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Dogbrick (794) Columbus, Ohio | January 1, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
(Visited 08/2011): Champaneís is located on the north side of Warren on Chicago Rd. There is a large lot out front.
The interior is large and open, and the beer selection is mainly in the rear of the store but there is a cooler full of singles at the front of the store.
The main selection (several hundred) is in aisles and there is a solid array of craft brewers represented both from Michigan and from across the country. Founders, Shorts, North Peak, Arbor, Dark Horse etc along with Anchor, Great Lakes, Rogue and many more. Imports from Oud Beersel, Mikkeller and the like.
Service at Champaneís is pretty good. Everyone was friendly and I was asked if I needed help finding anything.
Overall this is a very good spot to hit in the Royal Oak/Warren area.
Braudog (782) Phoenix, Arizona | January 30, 2010
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 3/10 OVERALL 13/20
Nice big selection of American and import craft beers. Disappointingly for this traveler, there wasnít a lot offered in the way of singles, or Iíd have loaded up with a lot more of the nice Michigan offerings. They happened to be hosting some kind of beer tasting the night I popped in, but I didnít partake.
Ferris (757) Burnaby, British Columbia | September 15, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
A huge store with a prominent íCraft Beerí sign. Like most big box stores, it is hard to be comfortable here. The sign and ratings had my expectations on the high side and I was let down. Main 6 packs, not a huge selection of singles. Prices were good, but I couldnít find much I would call interesting. Worth a stop if you are in the neighbourhood, but not a specific trip.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | July 27, 2010
70 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly, I did not stop by Champaneís the last time I was at Kuhnhenn, but given that itís 1 km away and one of the best rated store in Michigan, I would not repeat that feat again. The place is quite huge, with aisles like a Costco filled with wine and spirits and beers at the very end. The beer section fills a solid 2 aisles and a half and contained a very good range of bombers as well as several six-packs from the usual Michigan suspects. No Kuhnhenn though. Above 6 beers from each of the likes of Founders, Bells, Shortís, Great akes. They had quite a few Voodoo. Few rarities though and some missing birds were a bit surprising. No Expedition? No Breakfast Stout? On the other hand, the prices are among the cheapest Iíve seen in North America over the last couple of years. Certainly a worthy stop if youíre in the area, but I donít find it particularly impressive and although we were there at the very last minute, I could find no employee to let me know if breaking six-packs was accepted. Reading other reviews though, it seems that the manager accepts it.
Sammy (580) Toronto, Ontario | December 20, 2009| Updated May 2, 2014
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
My first and certainly not last visit. On the way from Canada, new Sarnia highway 402, and on the way to Kuhnhenn. A large store, dedicated to wine, however increasingly craft beer is making a show, and the equivalent of 8 rows of beer. Michigan is the main event, and Michael, the manager, will break up any 6-pak. He did this in droves, perhaps with my suggestion, for the Shortís 6-seasonal. Prices were decent, and it is easy to shop here. Several harder to finds, like Arbor sours and some Mikkeller that did not come New York State way.
JoeMcPhee (513) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 28, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
A massive beer store with a large section of glass and household wares up front, a large selection of candy and jerky up front as well. The beer section although large doesnít really have a massive selection. There was a decent selection of MI state stuff (Shorts, Jolly Pumpkin, Great Lakes, Founders) and these are allowed to be mixed as a set of singles (some of which are already broken up in the coolers up front). The prices were pretty cheap but something about it left me underwhelmed. Donít get me wrong - itís a solid store with an excellent selection but for a place with ratings like this has - I was expecting something more.
Tmoney99 (484) Cincinnati, Ohio | January 21, 2009
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Went to this store after a night at a local brewpub. Easy parking next to building. Large building with well organized shelfs with wine, liquor on the right and three large shelfs of beers on the back left. Good selection of standard micros in bombers and six packs and good selection of Michigan beers. Found two cases of new beer for me. Peanuts, wine and hard liquor store at good prices. Freindly package store service. Nice location and I will return when in the area.
jrallen34 (457) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 13/20
In town visiting, this place was the highest rated so I thought Iíd give it a try to pick up some nice Michigan locals. This place is huge, wharehouse like, interesting atmosphere with stuff animals, I liked the lions...The beer section is decent about 6 rows of beer. Most of the rows are consumed with 6 packs, wish there was some more individual bottles. The only real indivduals were most of the Belgians. Decent selection of foreign and domestic. Its mostly chalk craft beers that you would find at any decent beer bar. So disappointing I didnít see anything I couldnít get at 50 other places. Contrary to another reviewer you cannot break up 6 packs here. The biggest disappointment by far was the secletion of Michigan beers. No bells or Founders I couldnít get anywhere. They had a few shortís beers, but again nothing past the main staples. Very disappoinging. Prices were decent about the only good thing Iíd say...With so many awesome brew pubs around no need to go to this place.
deyholla (358) Minneapolis, Minnesota | May 17, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A large warehouse style store with a great selection of beers. Staff is friendly and quite helpful. They have one of the better selections in Michigan at more than fair prices. Worth a stop if you are in the area.
Ibrew2or3 (353) Tempe, Arizona | January 2, 2007| Updated March 14, 2012
94 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This place has food, candy, nuts, chocolate, fudge, lots of wine, hard stuff and a moderate selection of beer. The prices seemed good. I bought bombers of Stoneís Double Bastard for only $4.49. I wish they had singles to choose from. I would have bought much more beer. As it was I grabbed a couple sixers and one four of Founders, a sixer from Bells and Victory. Iíd say less than 10% of the selection is singles. The place had added interest for the seven year old that was with us. They had a mountain lions, a bob cat and an eight foot tall brown bear on display in plexiglass cases.
Made it back here since my í07 visit. They have expanded the beer selection. What I like is they offer the best local selection they can get their hands on and beer guy Michael said they will split up any MI brewed six or four pack they have. I was also told they try to get Kuhnhenn but the distributor wonít deal with small volume stuff. So that stinks. But they do not have it due to lack of trying.
So Iíve made it back here a couple times since my initial review back in 2007. The selection has only gotton better and now I find a sweet Kuhnhenn selection on top of all the Dark Horse, Atwater, Founders, Bells, Shorts, Arcadia, Dragonmead, etc. Michael has just about all bottled MI brewed beers represented here, well done. Not sure how he could improve upon what he has local wise. I also see a nice assortment of imports such as Mikkeller and the like. Go here and beermail Michael ahead of time to let him know when you plan to visit.
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